Time For S'Mores Original Art
Making s’mores demands that you make time for s’mores.
It’s not something you just throw together. You have to gather the chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows. You have to build a fire, which requires wood and kindling and matches and the patience required to nurse a spark into a full-blown fire, especially if the wind is conspiring against you. And most importantly, you have to set aside the space to make all of this happen, because there’s no rushing it if you want it done right. I’m first in line for a burnt marshmallow, but a perfectly toasted one takes no small amount of time and patience.
Time and patience. Two rare and very limited resources in our fast food, on-demand, drive-thru society. In order to make time for s’mores, you must be willing to put down the mobile devices and set aside time for what seems like nothing.
And once you do all that, the real magic happens. Your heartbeat slows. You notice how many stars are in the sky. The smoke from the fire seeps into you clothes and your bones, making you feel like you lived this day well. Stories begin to emerge from the past. New legends are born, while old legends grow mighty in stature. Talking about the olden days often leads to dreams for the future, and those stars suddenly become pretty handy for wish-making.
In a world that feels like it’s bursting at the seams, too rushed, too noisy, and too demanding, it’s always time for s’mores.
This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes. (Prints and canvas reproductions available here.)
24"x30" Original Painting. Oil on canvas, made with professional quality archival grade art materials.